If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. As if a town had no interest in its forests but to cut them down! Henry David Thoreau
It was another beautiful day yesterday. The high was 47 and it was clear all day. There were some pretty impressive gusts of wind building overnight. The low was 34 and it was 37 & foggy at observation. It's supposed to be grey and rainy for the next 5 days.
I had a really strange day yesterday. I couldn't sleep for the first time up here and got up at 2. I read, stargazed and worked on some holiday gifts for my friends. I took a day off hiking and just laid around in the sun. It is crazy how comfortable it was in the grassy junction between Alum & Cliff Tops. It would make a fantastic mattress.
I finished my Sunday NYTimes that was supposed to last me all week. Dang. I'm going to spend the day researching if the Cherokees had a snow dance. That should both keep me busy and potentially turn all this rain into something I can ski on.
Top photo: View from the grassy goodness. Above: Summer Caretaker JP Krol storing up some Vitamin E for the (alleged) winter.
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